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Uganda’s NIC retain regional netball title in Dar
Publish Date: Mar 30, 2014
Uganda’s NIC retain regional netball title in Dar
Betty Namukasa of NIC (green) in aerial action as her side went on to beat the hosts JKU in the womens final on Saturday in Dar-es-Salaam, Tanzania. PHOTO/David Namunyala
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By David Namunyala

East Africa Netball Club Championships, Dar-es-Salaam

Results (Finals)
Women
NIC 47 JKU 30
Men
Prisons 59 JKU 45

Being a champion is one thing, and maintaining the crown is another. But National Insurance Corporation (NIC) was able to beat the odds to retain the just-concluded East Africa Netball Club Championships title in Dar-es-Salaam, Tanzania.

Team solidarity saw NIC win the title for the 13th time in a row after beating Tanzania’s army side JKU on Saturday at the National Stadium.

NIC depended on their first seven starting players steered by skipper Desire Obua, Lukia Memme, Elizabeth Antonet, Martha Soigi goal shooter Peace Proscovia, goal attacker Hadijjah Nakabuye and former captain Betty Namukasa who played a defensive role as they took on host team JKU in the game that started at 3pm local time.

The team of seven played all the 60 minutes without any substitution, and skipper Obua knew that her troops were more than fit to put up a fight for their title defence.

“There was no need for any substitution. The team that played was doing the right duty assigned to them and that’s how the victory came about,” said Obua after their routine success.

Meanwhile in the men’s final, Kenya Prisons also retained the crown for the third successive time after beating JKU from Tanzania 59-45 at the same venue.

The other Ugandan side Kampala University (KU) endured the pressure from their tough opponents Tanzania Polici to book themselves third place finish. The tight game ended 47-46 early on Saturday.

But all did not go well for the Uganda Prisons side after they fell to Ministry of Information Communication and Technology (MOICT) 47-45 in the game that kicked off the day’s fixtures.

NIC’s Lukia Memme was awarded best attacker of the tournament for the women while KU’s Andrew Waswa was the most valuable player in the men’s category.

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